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Erith Town FC U11s Red Team 2019/20
Connor Abel-Jones, Jack Ahern, Will Clasby, Freddie Copperwaite (GK), Riley Dawson Mumford, Ralph Gray, Connor Hurst, Finley O’Shea, Simon Rashkov, Harry Reeves, Jack Scott, Ralph Sheppard, Charlie Wignall.
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Match Report | Erith Town Red Vs. Baldon Sports Blue
06/10/2019 – Selkent League Game
This was more like it! Finally the 3pts that this teams efforts have deserved.
From kick off this week you could tell the boys were going to put a shift in. The back line looked composed; working as a unit to regularly play the offside trap; the midfield were energetic; winning possession and shipping the ball out to the wings; and the forward line gave the opposition defenders plenty to think about.
Playing against the slope is always going to be tricky at home. We fell behind right at the end of a half probably just about edged by Baldon Sports. Legs were tired after a busy 30mins but being a goal down at the break was no real cause for concern.
The second half was all Erith Town. Chances were coming thick and fast but initially we struggled find the net.
The breakthrough came from an indirect free kick wide to the left. The ball played into a packed penalty area and some excellent quick feet from Simon Rashkov resulted in a powerful shot low into the corner.
Attack after attack followed as we began to peg Baldon Sports back. A free kick was awarded 10yrds outside the area. Up stepped Ralph Gray and from the moment the ball was struck it was only ever ending up in the top corner. A stunning strike and Ralph’s second goal of the season.
It wasn’t all one way traffic and a fantastic late save from Freddie Copperwaite, palming a rising shot around the post, saw our advantage maintained.
The boys, though, now had their swagger back and could have increased the winning margin with further efforts flashing wide or well saved. However, as the clock ticked down they kept possession well to see out our first win of the season. Smiles all round as you can see …
A tricky away cup tie next week against Premier division opposition, Our Lady Youth. Let’s make it two wins on the bounce
Match Report | Omarie Youth Vs. Erith Town Red
29/09/2019 – Selkent League Game
Not wishing to sound like a broken record but yet another game with the end result not reflecting the close nature of the game.
An hour delay to kick off, some typical British Autumn weather and, at times, a hostile atmosphere were all taken in their stride by this developing Erith Town team.
A fast start to the game saw Omarie Youth attacking at pace with a couple of excellent speedy midfielders in particular causing problems. Being down at half time was no cause for alarm though and we came out looking the better team for much of the second half. Two superbly taken goals for our new striker Charlie Wignall, either side of an Omarie Youth third, kept us within shouting distance. One well worked team effort in particular, with the ball doing the work from the keeper all the way to the forward line, flashed agonisingly wide for Jack Scott. Erith Town now had the momentum but couldn’t force the goals needed.
A late, contestable, penalty and a further too-close-to call goal line decision saw a final score that was ultimately harsh our on boys.
It’s been a tough start to the season but heads are not dropping and we go again on 6th October against Baldon Sports Blue.
Match Report | Erith Town Red Vs. Teviot Rangers White
21/09/2019 – Selkent League Game
With four new boys joining the existing set up, a new home pitch, and new rules to understand, this was always going to be a game about getting the legs moving again and accepting the new challenges ahead.
A score line which doesn’t reflect the close nature of the game, this was an end to end encounter with chances for both sides.
A fairly even first half, but with some clinical finishing for Teviot, Erith Town were down at the break despite the hard work and endeavour as we attacked against the energy sapping slope.
The second half started much brighter and a fantastic strike from new boy Ralph Gray lifted the spirits early on.
An indirect free kick, deep inside the penalty area, saw us come within a whisker of making it all square before the ball was scrambled from the line and cleared up field to see us fall victim to a classic counter attack and falling behind against the run of play. Again the boys rallied and a well worked team goal was finished by Harry Reeves. Game on again. The boys pushed for the equaliser and by now were having the best of the action but unfortunately a third goal was not to be. A late Teviot effort put some gloss on the score line for them.
All in all lots of positives, as well as plenty of things to work on.